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Published Version Number

It would be useful if the published version number of the app was available as a variable within the app. By displaying in a text field, you then have an immediate and dynamic way of seeing if a user is running the latest version.

Status: Started

We here you.  We have started on this and exposing other information about the app which I know will be welcome news for many.  However this is more complicated than one might think, requiring coordination between many different parts, and it will likely be many months until we complete it.  There will be a blog post when available.

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Level 10

Totally agree.  See my idea about extending the App signal to include AppId, WebLink, SessionId, as well as InterpreterVersion (which I think is what you're looking for).

 

Also note that it is possible to use an MS Flow to get this information.  You'll need to create a Flow with a PowerApps trigger.  In the Flow you'll pull out the request body that was sent to it, and parse it for:

 

  • x-ms-user-agent - which will contain the PowerApps version and the App ID (called AppName here)
  • x-ms-client-session-id - which will contain the session id for the app

There's also a ton of additional information there like user ID (in x-ms-username, x-ms-user-name-encoded, x-ms-user-email, etc.).

 

Hope this helps if you need this info in the meantime.

 

Power Apps Staff
Status changed to: Under Review

Updating status and adding @GregLi

Level 8

+1

If you are at it: also make the last saved version available (in case the PowerApps has been saved a bunch of times but not published yet).

Level: Powered On

Any update to this request? 

Level: Powered On

@CWesener & @GregLi ,

 

Is there any update to this?  The functionality would be massively helpful.  We have over 100 users and they use the web mostly and tend to leave the app open for days.  We plan to store the published version in our datasource and if the app version doesn't match the version in our datasource (sql) then we will would block them from using the app until they refresh.  It would really help us eliminate some issues and user experience problem.

Power Apps Staff
Status changed to: Started

We here you.  We have started on this and exposing other information about the app which I know will be welcome news for many.  However this is more complicated than one might think, requiring coordination between many different parts, and it will likely be many months until we complete it.  There will be a blog post when available.

Level: Powered On

Bump! Any news about "published version number of the app"? I hope it isn't a rocket science to implement that functionality 😉